News release

TSB update: Antarctica plane accident

Gatineau, Quebec, 28 January 2013 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is still assessing the air accident that occurred in Antarctica, involving a de Havilland DHC 6 Twin Otter aircraft operated Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Three people were fatally injured. Our thoughts are with those who lost friends and loved ones in this accident.

The Search and Rescue team has recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the wreckage. It is being flown to the TSB Laboratory in Ottawa.

At this time, the investigation team is gathering available information on this accident. The TSB will take the time necessary to thoroughly analyze all of this information.


The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-994-8053
Email: media@tsb.gc.ca